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Russell's Rhodes Misses State; Victoria Boys, Natoma and Sylvan-Lucas Runners Punch Ticket

2017 KSHSAA State Cross Country LogoMany area high school cross country runners competed in regional meets on Saturday, Oct. 21.

Russell had just one runner compete in the Ellsworth 3A Regional. Bobby Rhodes finished 21st with a time of 19:14 and missed a trip to state.

Victoria and Natoma took their teams to Tribune for the Greeley Co. 1A Regional. The Victoria boys finished fourth and qualified as a team for state. Victoria's Christian Meuli placed third individually with a time of 19:07, Chase Schmidt 16th with a 20:08, Quenton Engel 32nd with a 21:16, Alex Leroux 42nd with a 22:03, Keoni Sweat 43rd with a 22:07 and Nicholas Reukauf 57th with a 25:44. Natoma's Carley Chrisler also made state by placing ninth with a time of 24:03 in the girls race.

Sylvan-Lucas had two runners qualify from the Washington Co. Regional. Autumn Princ won the girls race with a time of 19:36. Jonathan Huehl took 11th in the boys run with an 18:31.

The 1A State Cross Country Meet will be held in Wamego on Saturday, Oct. 28. The 1A girls race starts at 11:10am with the 1A boys race beginning at 12:55pm

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